The Ashes

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Met a nice one.

Yesterday at Sevens. She was pleasant, had the standard Aussie shit banter but was a decent person to talk to. Married to an English bloke as well.
When I was a young single bloke I always found Aussie women very errr friendly and direct. If you were looking for a friendly and direct woman, bars full of Aussies would usually do the trick.
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I agree with The Dean on this point regarding the term POM as "prisoner of motherland" in that the convicts were better off living in the clean unpolluted air and sunshine of Australia compared to their countrymen in squalled conditions of overcrowded, damp and miserable England.

The pomegranate thing sounds like something Bongoman2 was told by someone who didn't really know, or his Mum, as a childhood explanation of an insult.


Don't assume all Australians are descended from convicts. The refined gentle folk of South Australia were all freeman who came out to settle of their own volition.

The other thing is not to assume that all Australians are "sport nuts", there are many of us who don't give a toss about the cricket, football or rugby and take exception to the assumption that we all love sport. For too many generations far too much attention is paid to those who demonstrate a sporting ability and very little to those who might be academically minded. This is reflected throughout the education system and society. Consequently, Australia is facing a massive "brain-drain" as all our really clever people leave the country for better opportunities overseas where they can get recognition, better pay and funding for their great ideas.

It's a great place to live but it's become too expensive as the tax system is designed to support those who don't give a damn about working for a living and don't contribute anything meaningful toward society, even their offspring are replicants with the same mindset - we have generations of unemployable people.

Any citizen with any sense will get their education and get out of the place as fast as they can. Then they can join the likes of you good folk earning the big bucks - well that's what I hope for my kids. After all, they'll have to support me when the time comes.

Steps off soap box now.

OMG Ronnie Biggs, it was THAT generation if Aussie bird who made it a nightmare for me to travel through Europe as a young girl without every male assuming I was "easy"!!

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If you are just waking up, DO NOT look at the score.......... in particular, do NOT watch it on the telly............

[I can tell you that a second rate fast-ish bowler has taken three England wickets in one maiden over]
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Can we have this thread deleted?
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Getting a bit embarrassing now!
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What a bunch of muppets. Let's get Brearley back in to sort this lot out....
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very quiet in here!

But why the hell is Broad playing a hook shot in the first over. Did he not realise what the plan for the day was. Seriously idiotic play.
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Jeez, they didn't put up much a fight did they?

Heres hoping the Poms can at least get one decent innings for the series, nah screw it, I hope the Aussies wipe the floor with this whingeing mob.

Terrible winner that I am .
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Jeez, they didn't put up much a fight did they?

Heres hoping the Poms can at least get one decent innings for the series, nah screw it, I hope the Aussies wipe the floor with this whingeing mob.

Terrible winner that I am .
We are probably going to lose 5-0 unless something drastic changes.

Still, a draw this weekend and two wins for us means we keep the Ashes. But I think that's unlikely.

Michael Clarke is finally being backed up by a team that he deserves. He's a MUCH better captain than Cook, more aggressive, more controlled, better fields. I felt sorry for him in the summer.
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3-2 we're gonna win 3-2, we're gonna win 3-2
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I felt sorry for him in the summer.
What do you mean? Its summer now.

Or do you mean an english Summer? or as we call it, "less rainy & dreary"
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What do you mean? Its summer now.

Or do you mean an english Summer? or as we call it, "less rainy & dreary"
I haven't seen an English summer in 3 years so can't possibly comment, but yes, the English summer.
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Jeez, they didn't put up much a fight did they?

Heres hoping the Poms can at least get one decent innings for the series, nah screw it, I hope the Aussies wipe the floor with this whingeing mob.

Terrible winner that I am .
I can accept losing to a 'better' team, but to lose to this lot really sticks in the gullet (to such an extent that I am even tempted to say England can still salvage a drawn series)........ if you were picking a 'Best Anglo-Ocker XI' before the series began, it would have included at least eight England players, but they seem completely devoid of confidence now. Look at the world-class players who have been AWOL: Cook, Trott (literally), KP (up to a point), Prior, Swann, Anderson. Broad - jury still out despite today's shot (for which he should be).

And while I'm on it - has there ever been a couple of Test matches in which the toss has had so much influence?
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please not 5-0.

At least Stokes looks promising.
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please not 5-0.

At least Stokes looks promising.
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